A YouTube link to view this event will be available on Feb. 24th at 7:00pm HERE
Featuring Clarence Cachagee
Join this storytelling event to celebrate Indigenous culture and learn about the importance of land, and spirituality to First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples. This is an opportunity to understand more about the stewards of this land, their cultural beliefs, history, customs, rituals and ways of life.
This one hour program will take place virtually. Alanah Jewell will introduce Clarence Cachagee. This will be followed by the storytelling. This event is pre-recorded.
Clarence Cachagee is from Waterloo Region and has an undeniable spirit for change. With a primary focus on working with the Spirit within, he is a helper, visionary and author who is known for investing his whole self into his community.
Clarence is a member of the Chapleau Cree First Nation and calls Cambridge his home. He is a son of a residential school survivor and he himself is a 60s scoop survivor. He has faced his fair share of struggles and chooses to serve and support those living on the margins of society.
Clarence continues to engage with his community through land-based teaching and healing as an Indigenous Community Educator, public speaking and facilitating groups to encourage “healing”. Clarence says “it is said that Mother Earth has all the medicines for every disease there is. Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island are land-based people. They have received the teachings from the animals. Their creation stories are about mother earth, and it’s said that you can go anywhere on Turtle Island and find the medicine you need. Understanding land-based philosophies helps us become better connected and feed our spirits”.
Clarence currently works as an Indigenous housing specialist through Lutherwood and is the visionary and founder of Crow Shield Lodge which is a place for reconciliation and land based teaching and healing.
This event is the first in our Winter Indigenous Storytelling Series created in partnership with the City of Kitchener